Copa America

World Cup 2014: Japan 1-4 Colombia

June 25, 2014
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World Cup 2014: Japan 1-4 Colombia

Four continents in a group and all still had the potential to progress. The Colombians were by far the most convincing, smashing Greece while running at 50% and edging out Ivory Coast. By contrast, Japan had disappointed, surrendering their lead against Ivory Coast and unable to even test a ten-man Greek side. With Colombia...

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Copa America 2011 awards

July 26, 2011
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Copa America 2011 awards

And the dullest tournament in recent memory award goes to...

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Copa America 2011: Uruguay become champions

July 24, 2011
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Copa America 2011: Uruguay become champions

Going into the final, Uruguay were undoubtably favourites, but Paraguay boring their way to a penalty shoot-out win was looking all too inevitable based on the rest of the tournament. Thankfully, the game was entertaining and Uruguay deservedly won their 15th Copa America.

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Copa America 2011: Peru clinch third

July 23, 2011
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Copa America 2011: Peru clinch third

Both teams had upset the odds to come this far, so it was a pleasant clash to decide who got the bronze medals. Although this time the underdogs wouldn't come out on top.

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Copa America 2011: Paraguay through to final without winning

July 21, 2011
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Copa America 2011: Paraguay through to final without winning

Once again, Paraguay get a repeat of their group stages. First time out against Brazil, they had had the better of the game; in the quarter final, they had lucked out to get through on penalties. First time out against Venezuela, they had been frustrated by their opponents, getting ahead through set-pieces then conceding...

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Copa America 2011: Uruguay become first finalist

July 20, 2011
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Copa America 2011: Uruguay become first finalist

Having dispensed with hosts Argentina, Uruguay went into their semi-final against Peru having to switch up their style. Previously, they had defended resolutely to contain Argentina, but here, as favourites, it was Oscar Tabarez's side who would have to attacking control. Which they did, albeit with some help from the Peruvians.

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Copa America 2011: Venezuela make history

July 18, 2011
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Copa America 2011: Venezuela make history

Venezuela woke up in the semi-finals of the Copa America for the first time in their history this morning after a frantic second half in San Juan saw them conquer the fancied Chileans of Claudio Borghi.

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Copa America 2011: Brazil dominate but Paraguay progress on penalties

July 17, 2011
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Copa America 2011: Brazil dominate but Paraguay progress on penalties

Eight days before, Paraguay had outplayed Brazil only for a late goal from Fred to rescue the Selecao a point. However, only one side could get out of this quarter final with anything, and that team was Paraguay.

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Copa America 2011: Uruguay progress in fiesty clash

July 17, 2011
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Copa America 2011: Uruguay progress in fiesty clash

Hosts Argentina crash out of the 43rd Copa America on penalties despite having a man advantage for 50 minutes.

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Copa America 2011: Resolute Peru stage shock

July 17, 2011
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Copa America 2011: Resolute Peru stage shock

Almost ten years to the day after Colombia defeated Peru 3 - 0 at the same stage in 2001, Peru have successfully navigated a quarter final in the Copa America after being defeated at the same round in the four previous tournaments.

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